SLM Solutions Launches New Applications Center in Lübeck

  • Representative showroom provides a center to explore the unique options to optimize metal additive manufacturing production.

Lübeck, Germany, April, 2015 SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as “3D printing”), recently opened a new applications and demonstration center during their annual international distributors meeting. Lübeck Mayor Bernd Saxe and more than 200 invited guests attended the opening ceremony held at SLM Solutions headquarters in Germany.

Among the guests were international distributors from more than 30 countries, politicians, and representatives of the Economic Development-Lübeck. The SLM Solutions Executive Board thanked all of their contributors who assisted in the development of the applications center, and also stressed the importance of technical knowledge and training support that the new center will provide to those who are exploring additive processes for high production environments.

SLM Solutions New Applications and Demonstration Center  (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions Group AG)

SLM Solutions New Applications and Demonstration Center (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions Group AG)

The new center will be used for technical presentation, training and hands-on demonstration of the entire line of Selective Laser Melting® systems (SLM®125HL, SLM®280HL and SLM®500HL). Furthermore, the site allows the production of component parts as a test center for new applications and technologies introduced to the market.

Pictured from left to right; Dr. Markus Rechlin and Lübeck Mayor Bernd Saxe  (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions Group AG)

Pictured from left to right; Dr. Markus Rechlin and Lübeck Mayor Bernd Saxe (Photo courtesy of SLM Solutions Group AG)

“Our new demonstration center for SLM technology is another milestone in the rapid development of our company,” said Dr. Markus Rechlin, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG. “We are now better positioned to respond to the increasing demands of our customers and to deliver specific sample parts faster.”

With the demand for metal-based additive manufacturing technology continuing to rise, SLM Solutions invested about $5.3 million in the new 1,640 square-foot center; which includes all available machines along with manual and automatic powder sieving and material handling systems.

“SLM systems and technology are used today in the automotive, medical, energy and aerospace industries worldwide,” said Stefan Ritt, Head of Global Marketing and Communications. “Our activities are focused in the consulting, training and customer acceptance of sold systems. The new center supports our approach to develop additive manufacturing solutions together with our customers that will meet their most strict requirements and give them a competitive market advantage.”

About SLM Solutions Group AG
SLM Solutions Group AG, Lübeck, is a leading provider of metal based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as “3D printing”). The Company’s shares are traded in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sale of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting, vacuum and metal casting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 100 people in Germany and the USA. The products are used worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions stands for technologically advanced, innovative and highly efficient integrated system solutions.

Media Contacts:

North America
Eric Wencel,Marketing Manager—NA
Direct:248.243.5406
Email: eric.wencel@slm-solutions.us

Europe & Asia
Stefan Ritt,SLM Solutions Group AG
Direct:+49 (0) 451 16082 – 273
Email: stefan.ritt@slm-solutions.com

Hans Kemeny,Deutsche Marketing Consulting
Direct:+49 (0) 451 2843 63
Email: hans.kemeny@deutsche-mc.de

SLM Solutions NA, Inc.
www.slm-solutions.us
28350 Cabot Drive, Suite 100
Novi, MI 48377, USA

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